Jose L. Ponce

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Intestinal myoelectrical activity (IMA), which determines bowel mechanical activity, is the result of two components: a low-frequency component [slow wave (SW)] that is always present, and a high-frequency component [spike bursts (SB)] which is associated with bowel contractions. Despite of the diagnostic significance of internal recordings of IMA, clinical(More)
The surface electroenterogram (EEnG) is a non-invasive method of studying myoelectrical bowel activity. However, surface EEnG recordings are contaminated by cardiac activity, respiratory and motion artifacts, and other sources of interference. The aim of this work is to remove the respiration artifact and the very low frequency components from surface EEnG(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would first and foremost like to thank Professor Jerry Schnoor for the opportunity to work on this project and for his guidance, wisdom, and thoughtful input throughout the process. I would also like to acknowledge the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) for their generous funding. Credit also must go to(More)
  • German Cubas, Pedro Silos, D Amengual, Y Chang, M Bils, F Borraz +15 others
  • 2014
Is risk priced in the labor market? We document a strong, robust, and positive correlation between average earnings and the variance of both temporary and permanent idiosyncratic shocks to earnings across 21 US industries. However, since workers are heterogeneous in their abilities, the correlation may be entirely driven by selection. What portion of the(More)
Surface electroenterogram (EEnG) is a non-invasive method for monitoring the intestinal motility. However, surface EEnG recordings are contaminated by movement artifact, cardiac activity, respiratory artifact and other interferences. The aim of this work is to remove movement artifacts by means of a combined method of empirical mode decomposition (EMD) and(More)
The electroenterogram (EEnG) is a surface recording of the myoelectrical activity of the smooth muscle layer of the small intestine. It is made up of two signals: a low-frequency component, known as the slow wave (SW), and high-frequency signals, known as spike bursts (SB). Most methods of studying bowel motility are invasive due to the difficult anatomic(More)
The first aim of this study was to obtain the discrete Laplacian of the myoelectric small intestine signal (electroenterogram, EEnG) from bipolar recordings on the abdominal surface in humans. In addition, the objective was to identify the slow wave (SW) component of the EEnG in the estimated Laplacian, as well as to compare this signal with the bipolar(More)
Electroenterogram (EEnG), which is the myoelectrical activity of the small bowel, can be non-invasively recorded from abdominal external surface. However, this bioelectrical signal is weak and noisy compared to internal recording from bowel serous layers, because of bioelectric transmission through abdominal layers. Furthermore, it is contaminated with(More)
Electroenterogram (EEnG) is the myoelectrical signal of the small bowel. It is the result of a permanent slow wave (low frequency component) and series of spike bursts (high frequency component) that are only present when a bowel contraction occurs. This means spectral content of EEnG changes throughout time. The definition of a t-f distribution that adapts(More)
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